Digging Out Blog: Some Key Milestones for the Blog

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Hi Everyone! Just a bit of a bonus post for this awesome Friday to celebrate some milestones for this blog, and to extend my heartfelt thank you for some of the awesome support I’ve received thus far. While the milestones achieved aren’t earth-shattering by any means, I’m pretty proud of them.

Before we get to numbers, I wanted to again thank everyone who has shared posts, posted links to the blog, or told friends about the blog. Please continue to share, because knowing that people might be getting some comfort or guidance from these posts is highly motivational for me, and will keep me chugging away!

I’ve got plans brewing for a possible podcast. For those of you who don’t know, I hosted a podcast for around 4 years, and I PROMISE if one comes to fruition I will make it highly entertaining. In fact, that’s frankly the delay, in that I’m not entirely sure I’d be able to keep a podcast of this nature from turning into a dry-mouthed slog fest that would bore the saddle off of a dead horse. Stay tuned!

Now about those numbers…

First of all, we hit 100 Followers today! I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have followed the blog, because it means you saw enough in my ramblings to want to read more of my ramblings. I really appreciate it, and if you’re reading this and you subscribe, it means you can tell all of your friends that you were one of the first hundred.

Note: If they stare back at you blankly or seem unimpressed, take that as a sign of  shear and total jealousy on their part and move on!

If you have yet to subscribe, it’s super easy! Just look for the “Follow this Blog” image in the right hand column. I don’t think the right column shows up for people on some mobile devices, so if you don’t see it, try visiting from a desktop device.

Next, we hit 1,000 Total Visitors! The blog is just over 2 months old, so this is pretty rad as well. Thanks for dropping by, and please continue to share the blog if you enjoy what you’re reading. I will keep posting if you keep reading, and that’s a promise!

We also broke 2,500 total Views, which is pretty damn cool. 2500 pairs of eyeballs (or single eyeballs in some cases I guess) have read words put into these posts. I hope it has helped some, and provided comfort for others. Know that it has helped me tremendously, both emotionally and in terms of the knowledge I have gained from comments and emails received.

Finally, we hit 250 Likes, which means that 1 in every 100 views gets a like. Which means that not many people enjoy what I write. Wait… what the hell? That’s like 1% of you. NOW WAIT JUST A MINUTE… THIS SUCKS. WHY DO I EVEN BOTHER?

Nah… all of these numbers are fantastic. I have no frame of reference to know if this is poor/good/moderate growth for a blog, but what I do know is that I’m personally really happy with the numbers. The blog continues to grow, and I continue to learn new things from all of you. It’s WIN WIN!

As a little bonus “THANK YOU!” of sorts, I assembled many of the little sketches I threw together for the tops of the posts over the past 2ish months. Hope you enjoy!

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Thanks again to everyone! Please continue to spread the word, keep digging, and have a fantastic weekend!

You folks rock!

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